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Benefits of Application Life-cycle Management (ALM)

This series of posts has been an attempt to help customers improve their understanding of SAP’s effort in reducing total cost of ownership and risk by providing an integrated approach to ALM. The monthly EGI schedule is a good way to plan on getting your team engaged in learning the specific functionality of Solution Manager by attending free Expert Guided Instruction.

What are the benefits of doing this?

  • Improved business process visibility and transparency (single source of the truth)
  • Become a pro-active partner to the business
  • Leverage ITIL best practices for IT Service Management
  • CIO/Business dashboard reporting and Continuous Improvement framework
  • Reduce total cost of ownership

Identifying business benefit is the first step on the road to improving your Support capability and reducing cost. Once benefits and issues have been identified you can then begin planning a roadmap for adoption.

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Solution Manager News:

Free EGI’s – Schedule for April:

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Setup & Upgrade your SAP Solution Manager

  • Solution Manager Basic Configuration 7.1 – 22nd to 26th April

Tool & Process Setup on SAP Solution Manager 7.1

  • Change Control Management 1: CTS+ – 15th to 18th April
  • Change Control Management II: Quality Gate Management – 30th April to 3rd May
  • Change Control Management III: Change Request Management – 8th to 12th April
  • Incident, Problem and Request Management (ITSM) – 15th to 19th April
  • Solution Documentation I: Basic, Initial Upload, Verification – 22nd to 26th April
  • System Monitoring & Reporting – 8th to 11th April

Implement Run SAP like a Factory on Your SAP Solution Manager 7.1

  • Business Process Analytics and Improvement (BPAI) – 15th to 19th April
  • Configuration Validation – 9th to 11th April
  • Data Volume Management Methodology and Infrastructure – 8th to 12th April
  • Data Volume Management (DVM) – 22nd to 26th April
  • Performance Optimization – 8th to 12th April
  • SQL Statement Tuning (SQL) – 1st April
  • Guided Self Service “Security Optimization Service (SOS)” – 29th to 30th April

Meet the Experts (1 hour presentations with Q&A)

  • The SAP Support Portal Demo – 9th April
  • SAP HANA Backup & Recovery – 15th April
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